Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in Minnesota
Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) are a family of manmade chemicals that have been used for decades to make products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water. PFCs have been found in the groundwater in Minnesota.
PFCs are “emerging contaminants.” This term describes contaminants about which we have a new awareness or understanding about how they move in the environment or affect public health. PFCs, like other emerging contaminants, are the focus of active research and study which means that new information is released periodically.
- Overview of PFCs and Health
- Health Guidelines for PFCs in Drinking Water
- Biomonitoring (PFCs)
- Information about specific sites where PFCs were released to the environment.
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